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Friday, July 13, 2007
The MarkUp magazine is a PDF-download publication created for the game development community, specifically GM users. Officially endorsed by YoYo Games, it contains a variety of articles ranging from tutorials to reviews of notable Game Maker creations.

For an official magazine, they do seem to cover most of the bases but certain new releases were strangely ignored to accomodate reviews of games with ripped sprites or music. Some of the new writers they have brought on board seems to be kids who are fresh out of school as well, but overall the quality is decent enough and having room to improve is always a good sign.

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Blogger Unknown said at 7/15/2007 12:17:00 PM:  
The reason MarkUp magazine doesn't have reviews isn't because it was ignored. The staff clearly said that they don't really believe that making reviews would be helpful for the developer -- it would be helpful for the gamer. The link on the yoyo site says "Game DEVELOPMENT Magazine"
Anonymous Anonymous said at 7/29/2007 03:09:00 AM:  
Knowing what games do wrong and what games do right would be pretty helpful to developers, I imagine.